This post is by Sara Belasco, Enhanced Conservation Work Experience Assistant (ECWE)With the meteoric rise of Hamilton: An American Musical, interest in the historical figures depicted in the show has skyrocketed. This pamphlet--Letter from Alexander Hamilton, Concerning the Public Conduct and Character of John Adams, Esq., President of the United States* (New York: Printed for John Lang by George F. Hopkins, 1800)--is going on loan to one of the many exhibits about Hamilton that have sprung up since the...Read More
The New-York Historical Society Library holds many items created by George Copway, the Ojibwe minister, missionary, translator, lecturer, author, healer, and self-appointed chief. George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh) was born in 1818 on the mouth of the Trent River in Ontario, Upper Canada, the traditionally reared son of a Mississauga community leader.
Following a childhood conversion to Christianity, he was ordained a minister in the Wesleyan Methodist Conference of Eastern British...Read More
This post was written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
The drama of bravery, defeat, and successful retreat in 1776 will be on display as “The Battle of Brooklyn” exhibition opens at The New-York Historical Society this week. This first major battle of the American Revolution remained seared in George Washington’s memory. An example of that can be seen in a letter, written from Mount Vernon eight years after the event, where Washington recalls...Read More
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